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RUBBISH: Ray and Robyn McMillan cleaning up on Wednesday. Picture: SuppliedOne of Kiama’s best-loved beaches now has a Landcare group of its own.
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Jones Beach Landcare has been formedto manage the popular coastal strip.

Co-ordinator Mark Hume said the group was being formed to work on the sand dune and beach areas.

“The priorities at this stage are to remove rubbish and weeds from the dune area of the beach, starting around the Kiama Downs Surf Club,” Mr Hume said.

“We’d love to get help from people who have an interest in cleaning up the Jones Beach area and can spare a few hours once or twice a month.”

Kiama council’s director of engineering and worksGino Belsitosaid council was supporting the new group as part of its long-term plans for Jones Beach.

“We are providing logistical support such as helping dispose of the rubbish, weeds and dead vegetation that they will be removing,” Mr Belsito said.

Residents interested in joining the group should contact Mr Hume on 0417 299 209.

Meanwhile, the Kiama Greens have questioned Beach Care Kiama’s (a separate entity to theLandcare group)claims regarding modification of Jones Beach’sdune structure and vegetation and the impact of sand dune vegetation on beach safety.

The Greens claim that while storm damage can leave a beach less usablefor surfers and swimmers until it repairs itself over time,“that is not a reason toremove vegetation anddunes to create a perfect flat sandy surf beach”.

“It’s important to understand the role this vegetation plays in protecting residents’homes and providing ecosystem services,” Warren Holder, spokesperson for Kiama Greens said.

“Reforming the dune by removing vegetation at the front of the scarped dune at Jones Beach to reinstate low growing spinifex…could change the dune structure and contribute to dune retreat.

“It would be wiser to replant these grasses when this area re-establishes itselfnaturally.”

Kiama councillor Mark Way, a long-time resident who has been surfing at Jones Beach since the 1970s, said he wished to return the beach to its “glory days” of“a wide, open beach”.

“What we need to do there is really put the right sort of vegetation in. There’s been a lot of inappropriate planting which has led to a virtual jungle that is marching down the beach.

“Some of the coastal wattles that have been planted there just don’t do it these days.The hardcore Greens are quite irrational in saying we want to get rid of all the vegetation, and it’s just not on. It’s just a matter of having the right sort of vegetation there.”

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COMPETITION: Win one of 25 group passes for Nitro Circus | Video TweetFacebookRead the story and answer the four questions below to be in the draw for one of 25 group passes (four tickets) to Nitro Circus’ Dubbo show. The winners will be selectedWednesday, March 8.
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When you’ve done 10,000 backflips, Nitro Circus athlete Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams said they start to be a lot less scary.

Mr Williams is one of 25 athletes who will soon be in Dubbo for the Nitro Circus Live Regional Rampage Tour. The group has been performing in New Zealand, is currently in Japan, and will spend 12 weeks travelling across Australia, kicking off with their Dubbo show on March 11.

The freestyle motocross athlete has been with Nitro with the very first show in 2010. Out of the 250 shows the group has since performed, Mr Williams said he had been in about 230 of them.

“It’s just a great bunch of friends. We get to travel the world and do what we do with a bunch of mates. It can be brutal and sometimes you see your mates get carted off in an ambulance, but I’m doing what I love and living the dream,” Mr Williams said.

He’s seen a few things change during the past seven years, Mr Williams said.

“For me personally I’ve sort of settled down a bit. I used to go for broke. I wouldn’t say my riding is any less spectacularbut I’m not out there trying to do double backflips,” hesaid.

He may say that his settled down, but Mr Williams’ firsts include the cliffhanger flip and the Flying Dutchman. After conquering some seriously hard tricks, the athlete said the backflip combinations were some of the most difficult to learn.

“You can do them in the foam pit and come off, but if you crash that one into dirt you don’t really get up and dust yourself off. It’s not like you just say ‘I’m going to do that trick and you get it’,” he said.

His favourite part of the show? The Nitro Bomb.

“You’re side by side with about nine bikes and it’s all synchronised perfectly. When you’re doing a backflip in the air it’s pretty good to look behind you and see the other guys and the crowd,” Mr Williams said.

The freestyle motocross rider said he had been enjoying some time off, but was pumped to start the Australian tour with some of the best crowds in the world.

“The Americans don’t get up out of their seats and cheer. Australian audiences are the best, New Zealand is second. South Africa is pretty crazy, they were cheering so loud,” he said.

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WHETHER you like it or not, the future of jobs, business and the world as we know it, ischanging.
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So it makes sense that we would need to change the way we teach, and learn, to stay at the cutting edge.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has recognised these changing timesand didnot want our kids to be left behind.

In a major overhaul of the High School Certificate syllabus outlinedlast week, NESA announced an approach to education with more “rigour and depth”, which would equip students with the skills they need to be successful in the real world.

Feedbackfrom more than 7000 academics, teachers and students on the subject changes was also taken into account when determining the changes.

It’s what you could call a “back to basics” approach – it’sremoving information that can not be translated to everyday life and bringing in skills such as writing and comprehension, and revised mathematics, that could potentially meanthe difference between obtaining employment, orbeing left behind.

It was a decision that was applauded by many, but it also came under intense scrutiny from parent groups and advocates, many who were concerned that teachers would only have about three terms to get their head around changes to major subjects.

The syllabus is expected to be implemented for year 11 students from next year.

Concerns were also raised about inconsistencies in teaching methods, with a basic approach to English but a futuristic approach to subjects including maths, modern history and physics.

In Tamworth on Tuesday, the man at the centre of the change, David de Carvalho spoke about the role regional centres would play in implementing this change and he relied on the feedback ofour local school principals and teachers to ensure the changes are beneficial for kids into the future.

Mr de Carvalho said the changes to the HSC were part of a special focus on students mastering core components of their subjects, in preparedness for what they would need for the rest of their lives.

If change and innovation means our children will go on to be successful, well rounded people, and indeed positive community members, then we should be all for it.

After all, if children are our future, they need to be prepared for what’sahead.

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EAGLE ROCK: Dubbo’s Matt McIntyre celebrates Jay Porter’s game-winning shot in the Golden Eagle final at Orange City last week. Photo: JUDE KEOGHORANGE CITY WOMENThere was a wonderful roll up on Tuesday. Lyn Heaton from near Bundaberg came and had a social game with our ladies.
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The two Orange City No.4 Pennant teams Gold and Blue played each other with the Gold team winning. On Wednesday the Gold team plays Manildra at Molong and the Blue team travels to Millthorpe.

At the moment the Pennants scores are:Manildra 4, Millthorpe 12, Orange City Gold 19 and Orange City Blue 5.

President Lynne welcomed Junette McRae, Nita Bowers, Dianna Whiteley and Helen Giumelli back to bowls, also Lena Cornish to afternoon tea. Lovely to see these ladies back, also a happy birthday to Junette.

The men’s umpire convenerwill be at the Orange City Bowling club on Friday, March 3to give a talk on the rules of bowls. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.

The Golden Eagle held last week was a great success. The final was a very exciting match. Thank you to all the ladies who helped with raffles and 100 Clubs, and also with the umpiring. The Eagle will be celebrating its 50th birthday next year.

Entries for the Veteran’s Day to be held on May 24 are closed and all information has been sent to the District president regarding badges. Majellan Gala Day is being held on Wednesday, March 8.

Newstead President’s Day is being held on Thursday, March 23, president Lynne will be taking a team to this event. March 15 is the first round of the District Singles at Molong.

Saturday, March 25 mixed bowls will be held at Orange City. Please put your names on the board. Women $5 and a plate, thank you.

District Flyers for Open Fours, Senior Fours and District Triples are on the board for you to enter your teams. District Pairs entries are now closed.

On Tuesday March 21, all proceeds of our day, green fees, raffles, 100 Club etc. will be donated to the cause of Ovarian Cancer.

Orange City Women’s Bowling Club will be entering a team in Relay for Life, so anyone who is interested in joining us please see secretary Jean and a roster will be done for this day.

The first round of the Novices competition was played on Wednesday.

Winners of the Social Bowls on Tuesday were Nita Bowers and Marianne Boers. Raffle winners were Violet Burton, Marianne Boers. 100 Club winners Margo Fairbairn, Yoka Smith and Violet Burton. Until next Tuesday keep well and happy.

ORANGE CITY MENFirstly the men’s committee would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Golden Eagle – Matthew McIntyre and Jay Porter and Bob Hamilton and John Mobbs for making the final and only missing out on the title by just twoshots.

On Wednesday evening we have twilight bowls as well as Thursday afternoon men’s bowls.

This Saturday we have a semi-final of the club major singles, with Mick Stevens taking on Mario Ruggiero at 1pm.

Sunday also sees the start of the pennant season. We have three very good sides this year to contest the No.5, No.6 and No.7 grades:

No.5v Lithgow at Orange City: K Carr, R Coyte, I Carr and S May. N Wilson, B Riley, J Quinn and D May.R Wilson, M Ruggiero, A Harman M Stevens.

No.6 v Country Club at Orange City:R Knott, B Cox, G Morgan and B Roberts. R Gentles, W Carr, G Setobn and N Seton. T Ruggiero, R May, B Warren and S Dunn.

No.7 v Country Club at Orange City: B Keogh, G Bradley, R Hutchinson and P Knight. D Ellis, G Pro, R Fisher and T Crowhurst. P Lewis, B Harvey, B Offner and D Greatbatch.

Can all players please tick there name for availability on the board at the club by Saturday 1pm at the very latest. If you are unavailable please notify one of the selectors.

COUNTRY CLUB MENResults from round one of the Major Singles last Saturday:

Peter Lange came back from 15-0 early, eventually drawing level with Garry Pearce at 30-30 and then taking two shots in the final end. Great game.

Tom Leonard beat Paul Ruggiero 31-13 and Ben Callaway beat Ron Hartley 31-5.

The raffle was won by Ian Davidson with the lucky bowler Ben Callaway, the jackpot was not won.

Last Tuesday Social Bowls had 48 players and two of the raffles won by Mario Ruggiero and one by Sam Beasley with the lucky bowlers Copper Schmich, Barnie Offner and Nev Seaton. Unlucky bowlers Kel Howarth, Ron Hartley and Dick Turnbull with the consolation to Tony Bowers, Reg Gentles and Peter Lange, the jackpot was won by Keith Lamont, Don Crawford and Tom Leonard.

Last Tuesday Major Singles game was played and Clint Gamble beat Peter Griffith 31-28.

Next Saturday’s games:

Round twoof Minor Singles Keith Lamont v Trevor Ormsby marker James Kemp, John Cooper v Jeff Burtenshaw marker Garry Pearce.

Round oneof Major Singles game is Mark Baker v John Dunn marker Peter Wright and round two Doug Hillier v Phil Knight marker Allan Blake and Joe Powyer v Ron Dunn marker Clint Gamble.

Players are encouraged to arrange games earlier and advise Jim and all championship games are play or forfeit. Major Pairs Nominations closeMarch 5, please nominate.

To nominate individuals or teams every week ring Peter Baker 0427 631 013 before noon Tuesday play starts at 12.30pm and also Saturday by 12.30pm as play starts at 1pm – mufti dress and visitors are welcome.

Please note changes to Pennant team selections for first round onMarch 5 –all teams to meet at 12.15pm:

No. 4 v Majellan at Country Club: Ben Callaway, Gary Farrell, Joe Powyer, Paul Ruggiero (manager)and Mark Baker, Reg Robinson, Peter Griffith, Peter Lange and Andrew Blimka, Glen Robinson, Matt Gamble and Martin Rickards.

No.6 v Orange City at Orange City: Ian Davidson, Phil McGarity (manager), Phil Knight, Greg Murray and Ron Dunn, John Dunn, Ron Hartley, Peter Baker and Tom Leonard, Warren Rodis, Roy Leonard, Cec Leabeater.

No.7 v Orange City at Orange City:Peter Wright, Dick Turnbull, Rob George, Jeff Burtenshaw and Neil Higgins (manager)Clint Gamble, Jim Finn, Trevor Ormsby and Jim Watson, Doug Hillier, John Cooper and Reiss Robinson.

Reserves who are expected to be at Orange City Bowling Club to cover any unexpected vacancies and to support our teams, with club gear and twobowls available at short notice:Garry Pearce, James Kemp, Bob Jenkins, Michael Roach and Aub Leonard and if any player is unavailable please contact selector coordinatorJohn Cooper on0400 923 750.

Nomination sheet is on the noticeboard for the travelling bowlers visit to West Dubbo Bowling Easter Carnival on April 14, 15 and 16,contact Peter on the above number if interested.

CANOBOLAS DISTRICT WOMENOrange City Blue defeated Manildra/Molong 5-0 on February 16, deferred from February 1. The round one table is:Manildra/Molong 4, Orange City Blue 5, Millthorpe 7, Orange City Gold 14. In round two Millthorpe defeatedManildra/Molong 5-0. Well done.

MANILDRAThe semi-finals of the club Singles were played on Sunday with Iain Campbell and Graham Fliedner moving through to play in the final. Iain beat Troy Williams while Graham beat Mark Gosper.

Pennants start this week, teams:

No.4 at Wallerawang, skip arranging transportleaving 7.15am for 10am start:G Smith, I Campbell, G Gosper, T Bennett, A Gosper, S Ball, A Regan, G Fliedner, R Hughes, A Campbell, N Kurta, B Allcorn. Manager D Cross.

No.6 at Parkes, skip arranging transport leaving 11.30am: B Gosper, T Williamson. T Williams, G Pallier, G Trevena, S Pallier, M Amberge, T Allcorn, C Williamson, S Trevena, S Gosper, B Fliedner. Manager B Fliedner.

Friday twilight winners this week: Kim Campbell, Dot Williamson and Andrew Gosper, runners up were Greg Trevena, Sam Pallier and Dan Mullins. Sat night winners were Sam Pallier, Legs Hartis and Di Fliedner, runners up Dot Williamson, Paul Trevena and Troy Williams.

The Saturday night Corner to Corner was not won and the jackpot now stands at $680.

NEWSTEADLast Wednesday we hadonly 14 social players enjoy a great afternoon of bowls an the Country Club.The winning rink was won by Norm Rosser, Ron Kelly and Col Rosser while the losing rink was won by Bob Ridgewell and Carl Jaeger.

The raffles on the day were won by Martin Klein, and Bob Ridgewell.

Pennants teams v Cumnock at Molong on Sunday, March 5:

No.1: Garry Norton, Grant Taylor, Pat Neiuwendyk and Wayne Uren.

No.2: Mick Wicks, Bob Cleal, Noel Elbourne and Col Townsend.

No.3: Ian Hatswell, Barry O’Donnell, Ken Bevan and Roger Annis-Brown.

For any unavailabilityplease ring Noel Elbourne on 0429 378 728. Reserves are Simon Tasker, Toby Wright, Tony Jordan, Steve Osmore, Neville Bartimote and John Schmich.

Transport from Orange to Molong is available and a bus will leave the Robin Hood Hotel car park on Sunday at 11.30am.

All bowlers looking for a friendly social game are welcome each Wednesday. Just ring the Country Club before 11.30am.

MOLONGThe following are the Molong Pennant teams for this weekend.

No.2v Cowra at Molong 10am: R Hamilton, S Shannon (Jnr), J Diduszko, W Whiteley. K Beatty, G Miller,B Diduszko, C Troth. R Cochrane, G Campbell, G Miller, K Nicholls.

No.5 v Gulgong at Molong 1pm: G Weekes, M Wright, J Beatty, R Halep. S Shannon (Snr), I Gosper, J Keiran, L O’Neil. P Russell, G Wilson, D Byrne, F Miller.

No.6vCondo at Condobolin (via bus): M Lyons, L Brown, B Atkinson, A Ford. T Lyons, P Brown, P Mullins, R Kirby G Russell, T Salcole, L Neil, TBA

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Voice of youth: Ben Wohlfiel, Genevieve Gregory and Hannah Smith are receptive to the idea of a youth council for Murray Bridge high schoolers. Photo: Peri Strathearn.
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Murray Bridge’s high schoolers will soon get more say in council decisions that affect them.

The rural city is looking to form a youth council that could advocate for school-aged young people, give feedback on relevant proposals, and come up with ideas about how to get youth involved in the community.

Participants will receive traning and mentoring, support from council staff when it came to minute-keeping and funding applications, and invitations to official functions.

Five year 10 and 11 students from Murray Bridge High School, three from Unity College and two from Tyndale Christian School will be involved.

Motivational speaker Nathan Hulls will visit each school to give a presentation on leadership, personal development and making a difference, and to invite students to get involved, in the near future.

Three Murray Bridge High students told The Standard they were encouraged by the idea.

“It’s pretty good because we get to have a say in what happens in the community, it’s not just made by the political community,” said Genevieve Gregory.

“They want to train us up so we fill their footsteps.”

Giving youth a voice would help reduce the sort of social problems that arose when high schoolers had nothing to do, Ben Wohlfiel said.

“Youth are the next generation of this town,” he said.

“It gives us an idea of what’s going on, then young people as they get older can step up into actual roles at the council.”

But Hannah Smith wondered why a youth council was needed when the council already had a youth advisory committee (YAC), a less formal group which gave advice on all matters relevant to people under the age of 25.

“I’m a bit confused about why we need another one … but I’ll support anything that allows youth to have more say in the community,” she said.

“Obviously youth have asked for this, and maybe it’s a good thing for people who want to take that (formal) direction, but maybe for some people the YAC would be better.”

Either way, the new youth council would need to be given time to flourish, Genevieve said.

She said a similar body in the Coorong district had vanished after about six months due to a lack of continuity.

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DISORDER IN THE HOUSE: Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis objects loudly to a question from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.It led to an ugly scene in Question Time in parliament on Tuesday but the dust is far from settling on Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis’s description of the Fair Work Commission’s cuts to weekend penalty rates as a “gift” for young people.
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Labor spokesperson for Gilmore called the comment “insensitive”.

“It showed a complete lack of compassion for young workers in the electorate,” Ms Phillips said.

“We have people out there doing it so tough. Ann Sudmalis should come out and support local workers.”

Ms Phillips said far from being a “gift”, the cuts to penalty rates would impact workers immediately they can came into effect on July 1.

Referring to a McKell Institute report which suggested 6333 workers were employed in the retail sector in Gilmore, she said the penalty rates reduction would have a flow-on effect in the local economy.

“The report estimates it will take $1.9 million out of the local economy,” she said.

Mrs Sudmalis’s comment –and subsequent outburst in Question Time during which she was several times by the Speaker to stop interjecting – led to a flurry of unflattering memes on social media.

More importantly, however, it briefly put a serious local issue on the national agenda.

Defending Mrs Sudmalisyesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged the high youth unemployment rate in Gilmore. He was followed up on ABC Radio on Wednesday morning by Treasurer Scott Morrison, who also referred to the youth unemployment rate in the Shoalhaven.

Gilmore has been held by the Coalition since 1996 but is now one of the most marginal seats in the country.

Local Liberal Party sources said they were “embarrassed” by the “gift” comment.

POLITICAL MILEAGE: Labor’s Jason Clare posted this on his Facebook page on Tuesday. Twenty hours later it had been shared 1000 times and had attracted 600 comments.

Mrs Sudmalis has been approached for comment.

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CRASH : Adelaide stands next to the plane she was flying when she made her unexpected landing. Photo: supplied.
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Sixteen year old Adelaide Pilt was left with one option.

After calling in her mayday call, and successfully dodging some power lines, she knew that her only hope for survival was to land into the paddock below.

At 350 feet in the airshe couldn’t see the flock of sheep or the wall of a dam that could prevent her safe landing, she just knew she couldn’t stay in the air.

Only a few hours ago, everything was under control.

Based in Exeter, the passionate student pilot commutes to Goulburn airport for her classes. But on Thursday, February23, things were a bit different.

That morningshe would be conducting her own engine checks and go on her first solo flight from the hangar.

Her instructorlooked on as she performed two successful circuits, but left his post to help another student as she took off for her third flight, leaving his radio, their only form of communication, in the car.

“The plane started shaking and the engine was running rough. It wasn’t climbing as powerfully as it should,” she said, describing the moment her plane begun to fail.

“Iknew it wasn’t normal.”

AFTERMATH: A car has to tow the plane back to the base. Adelaide traveled just under 3km from her starting point. Photo: supplied.

With no response over the radio, Adelaide grew worried. Her only option was to descend. She could nothead back to the field and was not high enough to turn the plane around.

Noticing a helicopter close by she made her mayday call.

“I picked the most viable option, and focused on landing the plane.”

Bumping along the ground she swerved in a attempt to avoid the sheep, braking only a few meters short from awall.

Completely uninjuredand full of adrenaline, she said the experience made her think twice about the mechanics of flying.

“I realised the only thing keeping me in the air was an engine -and it could fail,” she said.

Investigations revealed the circlip failed, restricting the flow of fuel to half the engine.

But for Adelaide, the close call did not tarnishher childhood dream of becoming a pilot.

“I love flying and I do want to continue, but it has certainly made it more real.”

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It’s not often that Bendigo residentsenjoy the privilege of living in a property designed by distinguished architectsfrom yesteryear, however currently listed on the rental market is a house that was designed by a couple of the city’s most notable names and played host to a range of community happenings.
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The property at 110 McKenzie Street harks backto the heady days of the quartz gold mining boom, whichtransformed Bendigofrom a modestmining town to a blossoming city that became home to migrant architects, builders and craftsmen,such asWilliam Carl Vahland andWilliam Beebe Snr.

SITTING PRETTY: Sitting on an elevated block with glorious views of the city, the McKenzie Street property looks out to another of Bendigo’s historical buildings, the iconic Sacred Heart Cathedral.

According to Department of Environment and Primary Industries records, German-born Vahland worked in the northern German baroque revival style, with the aim of creatinga “Vienna of the south”. He designed more than 100 buildings, notably Bendigo’s Town Hall, Capital Theatre and Fortuna Villa.

An English stonemason,Beebe spent 20 years buildinghis own family a sandstone and granitehouse, christened Rocky Vale, in Maiden Gully in the 1870s. His son, William Beebe Jr also became a noted architect, designing numerous buildings in Bendigo.

Both Vahland and Beebe Snr were involved in the creation of this historicresidence, one ofthe earliest buildings of itstime. In 1857 a Lutheran school – a separate building to thisresidence buton the same grounds –was designed and builtby Vahland, while this house was built for its German Lutheran pastor and his family, and acted as a manse and church. It was used fora range of pastoral activities, including weddings and christenings in the formal room at the front of the house.

The current owner estimates to have hadthe housefor between 35 to40 years. She purchased it from nearby Girton College, which was then owned by the Church of England and housed studentborders and the music department/administration space.

While the four-bedroom home has been fully renovated, many of the property’s historical attributes remain, a quality that’s rare to find in buildings on Bendigo’srental market. Inside are 4.5 metre high ceilings and generous-sized rooms, while outside displaysthelocally quarried sandstone, hipped roofs andchimneys, windows, doors,verandahs and posts all typical of buildings from this era.

There’s also a large stacked-stone cellar, which isaccessable viaa staircase, and a most novel entertaining space arguably not afforded to manyrenters.

Inside are all the mod cons you’d expect to find in a 21st century home –think polished floorboards, contemporary fitouts in the two bathroomsand reverse cyle airconditioning.

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Damien Clements, Peter Clarke, Darcy Cheetham, with Carly from the Great Lakes Women’s Shelter and John English also from the Shelter, Terry Ryan and Chris Turner discussing the positive outcomes generated from last year’s ClubGRANT for the Shelter. The annual ClubGRANTS program is now open and MidCoast Council is encouraging community organisationsto apply.
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Grants are made available throughNSW clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue. In the MidCoast Council region, that means funds will be available in both theGreat Lakes and Manning areas.

In previous years funds have been allocated to a diverse range of community projects including support for the Great Lakes Women’s Shelter, programs for young people at risk and those with chronic illnesses.

“This funding is administered by local representatives who have an in-depth knowledge of our area, so local needs can be funded,” said MidCoast Council’scommunity development co-ordinator Lyndie Hepple.

ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said that clubs exist to meet the needs of their local area, which includes a commitment to providing considerable support through the ClubGRANTS program.

“Giving back to not-for-profit groups and charities is in the DNA of clubs, and this program provides the perfect opportunity in which to do so,” he said.

“For over 16 years, ClubGRANTS has encouraged these organisations to join forces with their local club for much-needed funding injections, it’s something our industry is extremely passionate about.

“Clubs have provided more than $1 billion in funding since the program’s inception, making ClubGRANTS one of the largest and most effective grants programs in Australia.”

Category 1 Grant Applications from clubs are now open to community groups from the following sectors:

Community welfare and social servicesCommunity developmentCommunity health servicesEmployment assistance activitiesFunding allocations work differently in each area of the MidCoast region:

In the Great Lakes area, MidCoast Council administers the ClubGRANT program on behalf of the clubs, and community groups can apply for funds online athttp://梧桐夜网midcoast.nsw.gov419论坛/Community/Grants-and-Funding.In the Manning area, clubs administer the program themselves, soapplicants can apply for funds by checking the ClubGRANTS website at梧桐夜网clubsnsw南京夜网419论坛(search for Greater Taree region).Unfortunately, with no Gloucester-based clubs meeting the revenue criteria this year, funds will not be available in the Gloucester area this time around.Applications for ClubGRANTS close on Friday April 7.

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TALKING JOBS: Mount Isa MP Rob Katter, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Police Minister Mark Ryan at a subcommittee meeting in Mount Isa to talk about job opportunities for regional Queensland in March, 2016. Mount Isa Mines is in the background. Photo: Chris Burns.
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Queensland PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk questions the federal government’s plans of developing Northern Australia.

“It’s time the Turnbull Government got this promised funding out the door,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

It has been 600 days since the Federal Government’s policy claims, yet the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) and the $500 million National Water Infrastructure Fund has not yet provided a cent to help regional Queensland, she said.

“My government has even stepped in to provide $15 million to fund feasibility studies for the Turnbull Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

She said the state government had done more for regional Queensland through programs such as the $200 million Works for Queensland funding.

The funding is to be spent by local councils that received by funding by November.

She said that 723 projects across Queensland were approved through this week through that program.

The Cooperative Research Centre’s Developing Northern Australia’s interim chair and Richmond mayorJohn Wharton congratulated the state government’s Works for Queensland funding, which Richmond benefits from.

“We really appreciate that they are getting things cranked up really well,” Cr Wharton said.

Yet investors would not commit to infrastructure unless state governments approve water licences. The federal government had limited power.

Cooperative Research Centre’s Developing Northern Australia’s interim chair John Wharton.

The Richmond mayor said there had been talk that the State Government would approve 237,000 Megalitres of water to be taken from the Flinders River. He said that studies showed that 500,000 could be taken.

“Last I heard it was down to 60,000. A lot of people needed that,” Cr Wharton said.

“Without prior approvals the federal government can do nothing. It’s a real issue,” he said.

The O’Connell Creek Water Storage and Irrigation Project would be able to provide 300 jobs for Richmond and mid west Queensland if built. The water licence has not been approved by the state government which therefore hinders development and the efficient export of agricultural products.

“We have the Flinders Highway that can run triple road trains straight to the Port of Townsville,” Cr Wharton said.

“There’s nowhere else I know in Australia you can run directly from a farming area or a mine straight to the port.”

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said the state government should approve projects such as the Rookwood Weir –if it was serious about Northern Australia development.

“There have been around 100 project inquiries to the NAIF and 47 are being actively considered,” he said.

“Of those, four projects are in the due diligence phase, which means final checks and balances are underway.

“This is a large chunk of taxpayers’ money and we are making sure it’s spent responsibly.”

Queensland Senator Ian Macdonalddescribed the Premier’s comments as “an act of desperation”.

“The truth of the matter is that the Federal Coalition is now accepting applications for capital funding under the Water Fund and Loan Facility, but the Queensland Government has yet to submit one,” Senator Macdonald said.

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